Due to significant improvements in the detection and treatment of cancer, more people than ever can now expect to live long after their first diagnosis.
While this is good news, it does mean that more and more people are living with the after-effects of their treatment, some of which have a substantial impact on their lives. Our research focuses on the epidemiology, physiology and toxicity of these treatment effects.
The Christie is establishing a centre for Living Beyond Cancer science with a number of work streams in this field. Our goal is to bring together the expertise in our region to better understand the mechanism of these toxicities and ultimately generate best practice based on research evidence.
Our work streams will focus on effects in particular parts of the body including:
- second cancers
- musculoskeletal and endocrine
- cardiovascular disease
There will also be a number of projects focusing across all disease areas including patient experience, and data and pathways of care.
If you are interested in finding out more about Living With and Beyond Cancer Research, please contact the endocrinology research team.